Already confirmed as moving on having reached their end of their contracts and moving to new clubs are Jack Adams (Bristol Rugby), Gareth Cooper (Cardiff Blues), Jack Forster (Sale Sharks), and Carlos Nieto (Saracens).
Added to that list today were the names of Anthony Allen and Mark Foster who are both out of contract and Iain Balshaw, Olly Barkley, Ryan Lamb, Willie Walker and David Young who have all been released.
A club statement confirmed today:
"This current squad has been on a great journey over the past three seasons. However, whilst we've been very successful, we haven't taken the final step."
"This hasn't been an easy process. All of those leaving have worked hard and contributed in their own way and we'd like to thank them for that and wish them well."
"However, we need to rebuild and we need to move in a different direction with a number of new faces."
"We've already announced Seru Rabeni, Nicky Robinson and Tom Voyce as new signings. We're continuing to talk with a number of others and will make announcements at the appropriate time."